If you're that familiar with both VB and VB.Net
then you must know they're not the same... so why are
you asking in a VB group about beta testing .Net?
VB.Net 2005 requires a runtime of about 23 MB
that bloats into about 70 MB. It's too big for me to
download and I certainly wouldn't install 70 more
MB of MS bloat that I have no use for. (I like to run
a clean ship that lends itself to compact disk image
backup. If I were to keep up with Microsoft's .Net
runtimes I'd already have 200 MB +- of superfluous
.Net bloat gumming up the works. On an OS that
started out with about a 600 MB Windows folder
that's an absurd situation.)
...And, of course, your code would be "Greek" to me.
If you try in the .Net groups you should get a better
response. Many of the .Netters actually believe in the
feasibility of .Net shareware, and unlike most of the
rest of the world, they have the .Net v.2 runtime installed.